J'aime Holdberbaum » About Me

About Me

About Me:
Mrs. J'aime Holderbaum
K-5 Tech/Art Teacher

The 2017-18 school year will be my 21st year teaching.  This year I am teaching K-5 technology and art at Elms Road Elementary in Swartz Creek.  I have a Master's of Educational Technology degree from Michigan State.  I hold a Master’s of Teaching degree from Marygrove College, and I received my B.S. in English and elementary education from the College of New Jersey, where my husband and I resided while he was in the Air Force.   Prior to my teaching experiences in Michigan, I worked at an educational science company, where I taught hands-on science activities to students in grades K-8 at various schools in NJ.
My Educational Philosophy and Mission
  • I call my philosophy the, "Whatever Works Wins!" philosophy, because I believe that it is my job to motivate each child to learn as well as to discover the learning style that works best for each of my students.
  • It is my mission as a teacher to give every one of my students an effective education, and to motivate each child to do his or her best.  I plan to give them opportunities and experiences that will enable them to develop personal morals, to contribute to their community, and to respond to our ever changing world.